UNFPA Design Challenge

UNFPA Design Challenge on Teen Pregnancy and Child Marriage

Teenage pregnancy and child marriage: Are these the biggest challenges that adolescent girls in Uganda face today? How do they affect young people, parents, communities and the nation? What should be done to prevent child marriage and teenage pregnancy in Uganda? Participate in the UNFPA Design Challenge.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

The UNFPA Design Challenge

UNFPA would like young creatives to speak up by submitting a drawing on teenage pregnancy or child marriage.

1 in 4 girls in Uganda is pregnant by age nineteen. 49% percent of women were married before their 18th birthday, 12% were married before their 15th birthday.

Imagine a 15-year old girl who is leading a campaign to end teenage pregnancy and child marriages. She goes to many places; schools, churches, markets, the parliament among others speaking about these issues. What would this girl look like? Make a drawing of this girl.

The UNFPA Design Challenge is a nationwide competition targeting secondary schools and design/fine art schools/colleges.

The first four winners will receive prizes including a laptop, assorted scholastic materials and other goodies.


  • Use your imagination to create an image of the 15-year old girl who will lead a campaign against teenage pregnancy and child marriage in Uganda.
  • All entries should clearly indicate the artist’s full name and contact details (name, age, sex, school, district, telephone and address)
  • Participation is free of charge.

How to Submit

Young creatives interested in participating in the UNFPA Design Challenge should send drawings clearly marked; “Submission to the design challenge on teenage pregnancy and child marriage” to:

The United Nations Population Fund

P.O.Box 7184, Kampala, Uganda or

E-Mail it to: uganda.office@unfpa.org

Deadline: 28th June 2019


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